Read our interviews with the people who shaped Disco and dance music during the 1970s and 1980s.

David Mancuso

David Mancuso is the DJ and creator of the Loft parties in New York. He discusses with all about the Loft experience. Background on the formation of the New York Record Pool and the dance music scene in the 1970s are all discussed. (b. October 20, 1944 - d. November 14, 2016)

Written by Bernard Lopez of




Boris Midney

Boris Midney interview: Boris Midney is a Russian born musician, composer and photographer who defected to the United States in the 1960s and immersed himself in Jazz with the Russian Jazz Quartet. In the 1970s however he discovered Disco or it discovered Boris. Midney's two biggest Disco studio groups were Beautiful Bend and USA-European Connection. member, Jussi Kantonen interviews Boris Midney. Read on...

Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson is a Grammy winning songwriter, producer, arranger, mixer and remixer, who has worked with the likes of Madonna, Guns n' Roses, Wu Tang Clan, Whitney Houston, Blues Traveler, Metallica, Korn and others. In this interview with Bernard Lopez of, Steve Thompson describes his beginnings as a DJ/remixer in the 1970s, New Wave/Alternative/DOR remixer for the like of Talk-Talk in the 1980s and his move to extensive producing and writing from the 1990s onward.